The Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs (CBCSA) is here to welcome you to the Trojan family at the University of Southern California. CBCSA is a department that works toward creating an optimal learning environment for students of African descent and the Trojan family at large.
The Office for Fraternity and Sorority Leadership Development
The Mission of the Office for Fraternity and Sorority Leadership Development is to cultivate a fraternity and sorority community of excellence with a particular focus on the areas of outstanding achievement, meaningful faculty partnerships, inclusive interfraternalism, committed civic responsibility and service, and responsible decision-making that demands the highest standards of ethics and integrity from all of its members and organizations.
The Office for Residential Education
The Office for Residential Education provides a wealth of programming within residence halls, from small, academically themed discussions at Resident Faculty dinners to campus-wide community-building events such as Player’s Ball. Each area, North, South, East, West and Parkside present traditional programs, as well as new programming throughout the year. Those buildings with Resident Faculty also typically host a weekly dinner, where world-renowned scholars, artists, and other notable speakers are invited to campus to give presentations and interact with students. Individual Building, Area, and Residential College Governments, as well as the University Residential Student Community(URSC) which also designs and implements programming for residents. Some examples of area traditional programs are listed below. For additional information on programming in your residence hall, contact your RA.
The Writing Center
The Writing Center is a component of the Writing Program that provides one-on-one consultations for any student who wishes to have individual help with writing. Available to all students at the university, both undergraduate and graduate, the Writing Center is a non-judgmental, friendly environment. Students and consultants work collaboratively at all stages of the writing process, from interpreting an assignment to brainstorming about a topic to revising and editing a draft of a nearly completed essay. Writing consultants are also trained to work with students at all levels, including both native and non-native speakers of English. The Writing Center also offers regular workshops on grammar, skills, and style. These workshops begin in the second week of each semester.
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